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Tanaka Kinuyo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kinuyo Tanaka (29 November 1909 – 21 March 1977) was a Japanese actress and director. Tanaka was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She became a leading actress at an early age, appearing in Yasujirō Ozu's I Graduated, But... in 1929. The following year she played the lead in Aiyoku no ki, and in 1931 she appeared in Japan's first talkie, The Neighbor's Wife and Mine, directed by Heinosuke Gosho. She had a close working relationship with director Kenji Mizoguchi, having parts in 15 of his films, including leading roles in The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954). Their working relationship ended when Mizoguchi countered a recommendation from the Directors Guild of Japan for the Nikkatsu studio to hire her as a director. Despite this, the production of her second film as director went ahead, but Tanaka never forgave Mizoguchi, and the reasons for his behaviour are unclear. She also played Noboru Yasumoto's mother in Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965). For her portrayal in Kei Kumai's Sandakan N° 8 she won the Best Actress Award at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival in 1975.[2] Her last screen appearance was in 1976 in Kei Kumai's Kita No Misaki. Tanaka was the second Japanese woman who worked as a film director, after Sakane Tazuko (1904‐1975). Her first directing job was on the film Love Letter in 1953, and she made five further films in that role. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kinuyo Tanaka, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 28, 1910 In Yamaguchi, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie I Graduated, But... 1929-09-06
Latest Project:
Movie Lullaby of the Earth 1976-06-12
Known For
Poster of Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director
Poster of Sisters of Nishijin
Movie Lullaby of the Earth Unknown 1976-06-12
Movie Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director 1975-05-24
Movie Sandakan No. 8 Osaki as old woman 1974-11-02
Movie Red Beard Madame Yasumoto 1965-04-03
Movie The Scent of Incense Unknown 1964-05-24
Movie Legend of a Duel to the Death Shizuko Sonobe 1963-08-10
Movie Alone on the Pacific Youth's Mother 1963-10-27
Movie A Wanderer's Notebook Kishi, Fumiko's mother 1962-09-29
Movie The Fencing Master 1962-09-30
Movie Younger Brother Mother 1960-11-01
Movie Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka Myokan 1959-09-13
Movie The Three Treasures Princess Yamato 1959-11-01
Movie The Ballad of Narayama Orin 1958-06-01
Movie The Eternal Rainbow Fumi 1958-10-28
Movie Equinox Flower Kiyoko Hirayama 1958-09-07
Movie Yellow Crow Unknown 1957-02-27
Movie On This Earth Omitsu, Heiichiro's mother 1957-11-22
Movie How Sorrowful 1956-09-07
Movie Flowing Rika Yamanaka / Oharu 1956-11-20
Movie The Storm Unknown 1956-10-24
Movie The Moon Has Risen The Maid 1955-01-08
Movie The Eternal Breasts Neighbor's wife 1955-11-23
Movie Sansho the Bailiff Tamaki 1954-03-31
Movie The Woman in the Rumor Hatsuko Mabuchi 1954-06-20
Movie Sincere Heart Kuniko Ariga 1953-01-29
Movie Where Chimneys Are Seen Hiroko Ogata 1953-03-05
Movie Ugetsu Miyagi 1953-03-26
Movie Love Letter 1953-12-13
Movie Sisters of Nishijin 1952-04-17
Movie The Life of Oharu Oharu 1952-01-01
Movie Mother Masako Fukuhara 1952-06-12
Movie Ginza Cosmetics Yukiko Tsuji 1951-04-14
Movie Miss Oyu Oyû Kayukawa 1951-06-22
Movie The Lady of Musashino Michiko Akiyama 1951-09-14
Movie Wedding Ring Noriko Kuki 1950-07-01
Movie The Munekata Sisters Setsuko Munekata 1950-08-08
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 2 Oiwa / Osode 1949-07-16
Movie Flame of My Love Eiko Hirayama 1949-02-13
Movie Yotsuya Ghost Story Part 1 Unknown 1949-07-05
Movie Women of the Night Fusako Owada 1948-05-26
Movie A Hen in the Wind Tokiko Amamiya 1948-09-17
Movie The Love of the Actress Sumako Sumako Matsui 1947-08-16
Movie Marriage Fumie Matsukawa 1947-03-18
Movie Phoenix Sayoko Aihara 1947-12-11
Movie Victory of Women Hiroko Hosokawa 1946-04-18
Movie Utamaro and His Five Women Okita 1946-12-17
Movie Victory Song Woman who sings lullaby 1945-02-22
Movie A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo Okinu 1945-06-29
Movie Army Waka 1944-12-07
Movie Miyamoto Musashi Shinobu Nonomiya 1944-12-29
Movie Record of a Woman Doctor 1941-01-01
Movie Ornamental Hairpin Emi 1941-08-26
Movie Okayo's Preparedness Okayo 1939-04-01
Movie The Tree of Love Katsue Takaishi 1938-09-15
Movie Joi Kinuyo sensei Kinuyo Yamaoka 1937-04-29
Movie Men vs. Women 1936-08-29
Movie The New Road Unknown 1936-11-30
Movie Okoto and Sasuke Okoto 1935-04-01
Movie Burden of Life Itsuko Kuriyama 1935-12-10
Movie My Elder Brother Sumako 1934-12-13
Movie The Bride Talks in Her Sleep Haruko, bride 1933-01-14
Movie The Dancing Girl of Izu Kaoru, a dancer 1933-02-01
Movie Dragnet Girl Tokiko 1933-04-27
Movie Woman of Tokyo Harue 1933-02-09
Movie The Loyal 47 Ronin 1932-03-01
Movie Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Oshige 1932-10-13
Movie The Neighbor's Wife and Mine Wife of the playwright 1931-08-01
Movie I Flunked, But... Cafe's waitress 1930-04-11
Movie I Graduated, But... Machiko Nomoto 1929-09-06